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Bistro Bella Vita

  • Local-first
  • 44 Grandville Ave. SW
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • Neighborhood:Downtown
  • (616) 222-4600
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Bistro Bella Vita's specialty is fresh Italian and French cuisine, prepared from scratch, and served in a big-city, casual atmosphere featuring West Michigan's largest martini bar. Visit Bistro Bella Vita and enjoy the "Beautiful Life."

  • Art & Culture

    Art deco design touches add to the appeal of this popular downtown destination, which serves Mediterranean country cuisine made with fresh, natural ingredients.

  • Local Gems

    Downtown favorite specializes in fresh, natural Mediterranean cuisine made from scratch with as many local ingredients as possible. Gluten-free items.

COVID 19: Business Details
General
Current Business Details
  • Are you Open or Closed?: Closed
  • Dine-In?:
  • Outdoor Dining?:
  • Food Carry-Out?:
  • Lunch?:
  • Dinner?:
  • Online Gift Cards?:
  • Buy Gift Cards Online Here:: www.bistrobellavita.com/gift-cards
  • Additional Guidelines: Dine-in opening June 23.
    Reservations for regular hours begin June 22 on TOCK
    Hours: Tuesday–Thursday, 11 am–9 pm; Fridays, 11 am–10 pm; Saturdays, 4–10 pm
    Happy Hour: Tuesday–Friday, 3–5 pm

    ESSENCE RESTAURANT COVID-19 DINE-IN POLICES
    We’re overwhelmed with gratitude for your support over these last few months and can’t wait to safely serve you in-store. It’s critical that our staff and guests follow set guidelines to maintain a safe environment for all. Face coverings are mandatory when entering and walking around the restaurant, and we ask that all guests be mindful of the following additional guidelines:

    Physical Distancing Policies for Guests
    Guests must wear face coverings when entering and moving about the restaurant. You are allowed to remove while seated.
    Guests showing any signs of cold, flu, cough, fever, red eyes, excessive sneezing, and/or other COVID-19 symptoms are asked to stay home.
    All parties must remain six feet from other groups.
    Limit 10 people per party.
    Guests must wait to be seated in designated waiting areas. If they are occupied, you must wait outside or in your car. We will text you when your table is ready.
    Water will be served only upon request.
    Staff Guidelines
    All associates will wear face coverings.
    Gloves will be worn when serving food or beverage.
    We will not be offering bar-rail service at this time.
    All menus will be single use.
    Tables will be placed 6 feet apart.
    We will not provide shared condiments; single-use only.
    All silverware will be sanitized and rolled in linen napkins.
    Disinfection & Sanitation Protocols
    We are working with Jan-Pro for all cleaning, disinfection and sanitation needs.
    We will have morning and evening team leader station checks. Disinfection standards. Sanitation between all parties.
    We will run bathroom sanitation checks every hour.
    All hand-washing sinks will have proper signage.
    We will provide readily available, alcohol-based hand sanitizer stations.
  • Link to Guidelines: www.bistrobellavita.com/about/covid-policies
Accessibility
  • Getting Around the Venue: The main entrance on Weston Street has a set of steps and an adjacent ramp. The side entrance on Grandville Avenue is at sidewalk level.

    There are Men’s and Women’s multi-user restrooms with accessible stalls available.

    There is table and chair seating in the dining room.

    The venue is primarily a restaurant, and noise levels may be elevated during busy hours. The dining room is well lit and the routes through the dining room are wide.
  • Accessible Parking Options: 90 Parking Lot at 52 Market Avenue SW. — 0.01 miles from the venue.
COVID 19: Business Details
General
Current Business Details
  • Are you Open or Closed?: Closed
  • Dine-In?:
  • Outdoor Dining?:
  • Food Carry-Out?:
  • Lunch?:
  • Dinner?:
  • Online Gift Cards?:
  • Buy Gift Cards Online Here:: www.bistrobellavita.com/gift-cards
  • Additional Guidelines: Dine-in opening June 23.
    Reservations for regular hours begin June 22 on TOCK
    Hours: Tuesday–Thursday, 11 am–9 pm; Fridays, 11 am–10 pm; Saturdays, 4–10 pm
    Happy Hour: Tuesday–Friday, 3–5 pm

    ESSENCE RESTAURANT COVID-19 DINE-IN POLICES
    We’re overwhelmed with gratitude for your support over these last few months and can’t wait to safely serve you in-store. It’s critical that our staff and guests follow set guidelines to maintain a safe environment for all. Face coverings are mandatory when entering and walking around the restaurant, and we ask that all guests be mindful of the following additional guidelines:

    Physical Distancing Policies for Guests
    Guests must wear face coverings when entering and moving about the restaurant. You are allowed to remove while seated.
    Guests showing any signs of cold, flu, cough, fever, red eyes, excessive sneezing, and/or other COVID-19 symptoms are asked to stay home.
    All parties must remain six feet from other groups.
    Limit 10 people per party.
    Guests must wait to be seated in designated waiting areas. If they are occupied, you must wait outside or in your car. We will text you when your table is ready.
    Water will be served only upon request.
    Staff Guidelines
    All associates will wear face coverings.
    Gloves will be worn when serving food or beverage.
    We will not be offering bar-rail service at this time.
    All menus will be single use.
    Tables will be placed 6 feet apart.
    We will not provide shared condiments; single-use only.
    All silverware will be sanitized and rolled in linen napkins.
    Disinfection & Sanitation Protocols
    We are working with Jan-Pro for all cleaning, disinfection and sanitation needs.
    We will have morning and evening team leader station checks. Disinfection standards. Sanitation between all parties.
    We will run bathroom sanitation checks every hour.
    All hand-washing sinks will have proper signage.
    We will provide readily available, alcohol-based hand sanitizer stations.
  • Link to Guidelines: www.bistrobellavita.com/about/covid-policies
Accessibility
  • Getting Around the Venue: The main entrance on Weston Street has a set of steps and an adjacent ramp. The side entrance on Grandville Avenue is at sidewalk level.

    There are Men’s and Women’s multi-user restrooms with accessible stalls available.

    There is table and chair seating in the dining room.

    The venue is primarily a restaurant, and noise levels may be elevated during busy hours. The dining room is well lit and the routes through the dining room are wide.
  • Accessible Parking Options: 90 Parking Lot at 52 Market Avenue SW. — 0.01 miles from the venue.
Facility Info
Meeting Rooms
  • Total Sq. Ft. 1250
  • AudioVisual Services Yes
  • Auditorium Seating 0
  • Concurrent Meeting Rooms 1
  • Conference Capacity 0
  • Banquet Capacity 80
  • Number of Rooms 1
Banquet Room
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 1500
  • Height: 18
  • Banquet Capacity: 100
  • Reception Capacity: 100
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